MILLY KAUFMAN IS an ordinary American teenager living in Vermont—until she meets Pablo, a new student at her high school. His exotic accent, strange fashion sense, and intense interest in Milly force her to confront her identity as an adopted child from Pablo’s native country. As their relationship grows, Milly decides to undertake a courageous journey to her homeland and along the way discovers the story of her birth is intertwined with the story of a country recovering from a brutal history.
Beautifully written by reknowned author Julia Alvarez, Finding Miracles examines the emotional complexity of familial relationships and the miracles of everyday life.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - purplehena - LibraryThing
This is a YA novel by Julia Alvarez ... it's a quick read, and enjoyable, though not spectacular (In the Time of the Butterflies still remains my favorite Alvarez novel). Read full review
FINDING MIRACLESUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Ninth-grader Milly struggles to deny her adopted status in a loving family until she begins to understand her origins through a friendship with Pablo, a new arrival from her country of birth. Vague as ... Read full review